StewardofGondor (2088) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 12, 2007
Booming from the bottle, settling in as translucent golden rod. An icy, oil overlay comprises the head. Husky, grainy aroma strides with some corn chex, creamed wheat and sun stroked oats. Perfume and baguettes and a sweet cream plastic composure. Straight up blond bock with toasted corn husks and seven grain biscuits. Fuller bodied mouthfeel with caramel capsulation of dried out wheat stalks. Cornish oats and sweet cream integrated into buttery baguettes. Bleached flour takes it to corn bran muffins in the finish, finishing with an all out toasted display to the grain planes of yore. Thanks for the bottle, tpkenned! thegreenrooster (4562) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 10, 2007
My bottle says Maibock on the front. Pour is a cloudy yellow with a average white head. Aroma is caramel and fresh fruit. Like a big candy apple. Flavor is very sweet with some caramel and molasses. A big does of alcohol hits you in the end. Prob the better of the Maibock i have had today. 1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 9, 2007
Thanks Joel. The beer pours to a clean golden body with a nice foamy white head. The aroma is heavy on the noble hops. Notably, Saaz. Sweet grainy corn and silage. The flavor is sweet corn, sweet milkiness, and lots of noble hops. The palate is bitter, sweet, and nicely textured. bboeckl (142) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 7, 2007
Bottle. Poured a light pale yellow. Decent lacing. Very malty and grainy. A hearty Bock that has a great mouthfeel. Simple grain flavor but not much else going on. Good substantial beer. Nothing extraordinary though. This one’s got the basics down. I would buy again. LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2007
carmel, lemon and grass, vanilla hints and viney rye tart german flavors. some hints of walnuts and almond.
CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 16, 2007
Bottle sampled on 12/2/06: Pours a pale clear golden with a wispy lacing white head. Aroma of sweet pale German malt with some caramel and light fruity notes. Starts sweet, fairly viscous, and German malty with some light fruity complexity for balance. A decent Heller Bock. jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - MAR 26, 2007
From a 500 ml. euro bottle with a date of 02.06 on the back label, I have no idea if this is the bottling or best before date, sampled at a cooler cellar temperature in a pilsener glass.
Poured a nice looking clear reddish golden color with a frothy, foamy white head, decent retention, minimal amount of sticking.
Aromas of honey and apples, sweet grainy malts, floral and spicy, and very subtle whiffs of alcohol.
Good, even moderate carbonation and a crisp, dry, smooth medium-light bodied mouthfeel.
Pleasant tasting, honey with sugary, grainy malts, a light hint of a apple cider-like flavor, a soft spicy bitterness towards the end, the alcohol becomes noticeable at the end too, and a dry spicy, malty finish.
This wasn’t a bad Maibock, I would like to try a fresh bottle of this, easy, smooth drinkability.
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 23, 2007
Bottle: Corny yellow, fairly clear, large frothy white head, splotchy lacing, no carbonation.   Grassy nose, hay, straw... barnish.   Seems a bit stale.   Grassy tongue, some hay or straw, sorta sticky sweet.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Fairly clean finish, but seem a bit stale.   Meh... Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 5, 2007
Pee yellow color with small frothy head. Slightly bitter alcoholic flavor with a metallic/alcohol finish. Small bread complexity with an acidic, fruity vibe. Strong enough, but not "strong" enough. Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2007
Note: Drinking from a bottle of Atkien Maibock. This beer is being rated here because it’s the only Heller Bock listed on Atkien’s website. Both have an ABV of 6.9% Once I get a definitive answer from Atkienbrauerei or the importer, Wolfgang Morandell, I will either move this rating, enter a new beer, or delete this italicized note.
This pours a bright gold body with plenty of visible carbonation and a large white head. It smells of honey, grains, and a hint of apples. The flavor is very sweet and full of alcohol, honey and apples, with little trace of hops. It’s the alcohol that cuts the sweetness somewhat, finishing on a hot, sticky sweet note. Maibock it may be, but it fits right in with the frigid weather that we’ve been having.
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